About me and the DiscoPosse

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Who is Eric Wright, and what is a DiscoPosse?

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First of all, if you want to get in touch with me I can be found by email at eric – at – DiscoPosse – dot – com. (Tom Hollingsworth suggested I should start with this).

I currently hold the role of Systems Architect and have been in technology for nearly 20 years (I started early). I specialize in VMware virtualization, OpenStack, Microsoft Active Directory and Server technologies, PowerShell and supporting a wide range of on-premises and cloud deployments. I have focused on BCP/DR design for over 10 years at an enterprise level.

My certifications include AWS Solutions Architect Associate, Turbonomic ACE, VMware VCP-DV, VCA-Cloud, VCA-DCV, VCA-WM,  and I have held MCSE, CCNA, MCP and Novell CNA designations.

Presentations and Community Participation

As an active VMUG member and Co-Leader of the Toronto VMUG, I have given presentations on everything from Private Cloud, PowerCLI, PowerShell, Automation to BCP Design. It is my goal to attend community driven sessions in various technologies to learn, contribute and to add value and share my knowledge and experience. Through my current employer I also contribute to the NOREX forums speaking on server virtualization and VDI as well as general forums held in the Toronto area. You will also find me attending or presenting at vBrownbag sessions on OpenStack or other virtualization technologies.

Disclosures

All content contained in my blog is created by Eric Wright. This site does not use sponsored posts or paid content. Sponsorship helps to support the time, software and hardware that I put towards creating content to share and I am proud to be supported by great community-oriented vendors who recognize the commitment of myself and other sponsored bloggers to explore technology and share our experiences with readers.

That being said, it is important that my associations to all programs is noted:

  • I work for Turbonomic as a Technology Evangelist and Principal Solutions Engineer
  • I am a reviewer for the O’Reilly Blogger Review program which provided eBook content to me as compensation for reviewing them.
  • I am a VMware vExpert which is  a community program that provides community advocates, bloggers and technologists access to NFR (Not For Resale) licenses of products. There is no specific obligation by VMware or the vExpert community team on vExperts to produce content. The program is simply meant to provide access to people and products to allow vExperts to explore and share in the product usage experience. See the full program information here: https://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa
  • I am a Cisco Champion for the Datacenter  which is a  community program that provides access to product information and to product engineers to help share information and insights on Cisco technologies. There is no specific obligation by Cisco or the Cisco Champion team to produce content. The program is designed to increase access to information to allow its members to share their experiences with the community. See the full program information here: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/facts_info/champions.html#~overview
  • I am a Tech Field Day delegate. As a delegate, I will share information on my site about vendors who present. This is not a paid position, however travel and accommodations are covered by the Tech Field Day organization. Posts regarding content in these situations will have a statement of disclosure to indicate this when published.
  • I am a Pluralsight Author and will independently promote my course content through DiscoPosse.com
  • I am sponsored by Veeam Software.
  • I am sponsored by Infinio Systems.
  • I am sponsored by Turbonomic Inc.
  • I am a VMware customer.
  • I am an Amazon Web Services customer.
  • I am a Microsoft customer.

Now that we’ve gotten the legal wrangling out of the way, let’s get back to the fun stuff!

What is a DiscoPosse?

There have been a few thoughts on the origin of the name DiscoPosse. Some might say it is because of the nickname for the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team who were sometimes referred to as the Disco Posse. Despite an obvious link to my love of cycling, the truth is that this is the proposed name for a band I was putting together some years ago.

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From there it became my most often used name for various site registrations. It’s a little tiring when I keep having to use names like ewright28988 so what better than 2 completely unrelated words that meant something only to me.

It’s about life and technology. It’s about nothing in particular. If you like it, then comment and let me know. If you don’t like it, then comment and let me know. Either way, drop by read, enjoy and say hello!

My primary love (outside of the very important people close to me in my life) is technology. It pays my bills. I also enjoy it outside of work which frightens some people. Secondary to that I am an avid cyclist, guitarist and a collector of generally useless knowledge.

2 Comments

  • Dean ECONOMOU
    June 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Eric. I am CTO Products at Telstra (aussie version of ATT) and at NEXT. Unfortunately I couldn’t get to your Technology Trends talk. Is it possible to get a version of the skide deck? My architects woukd ne very interested.

    • DiscoPosse
      DiscoPosse
      June 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Hi Dean!

      I’ll be posting up shortly. Thanks for the interest 🙂

      Eric

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